The Lincoln Park Academy (LPA) Wind Symphony performed a concert recently featuring the student members of the Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drum Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. The band members played a wide variety of literature for this concert and interacted with the audience. Assistant Superintendent of Fine Arts Dr. Kevin Perry is shown above as a guest conductor for the Wind Ensemble. The ensembles will perform again at the annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 6th at 6:30pm in the LPA auditorium.
Culinary students from St. Lucie West Centennial, Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce Westwood and Fort Pierce Central high schools recently attended a restaurant industry state trade show. Students were accomapnied by culinary arts instructors Calvin Lewis and Jesse Strell from Centennial, Janette Champagne from Treasure Coast, Maureen Greenberg from Fort Pierce Westwood, and Margaret Ash from Fort Pierce Central, along with Centennial principal Dr. Kim Stephanic, and resource officers Deputy Shirley Lindstadt, Christy Wood from Fort Pierce Westwood and Cheryl Fredericks of Allapattah Flats K8. Students sampled new food items vendors, viewed the newest technology in pizza delivery vehicles, point of sale systems, cooking technology, pest control, refrigeration systems, packaging, and social media advertising. Sustainable agriculture and fish farming were big hits, and on display were examples of chocolate and pulled sugar sculptures created in an autumn and Halloween style, and gourmet meal competition plates. Students could ask some very pertinent questions of the vendors and came away with an expanded knowledge of the food service industry and the opportunities available. The students were an absolute credit to St. Lucie County Schools.
Eight grade students at Allapattah Flats K8 are learning about various kinds of matter. They were extraordinarily excited to learn about physical and chemical changes with hands-on activities in the science lab. Students were able to test a variety of chemicals and determine whether the reactions they saw were physical or chemical. They learned about suspensions, mixtures, and more through smell, sight and touch. Pictured, from left, are Autumn Washington, Sharon Charite, Sandy Simon and Jayda Hill as they dive right in to their next test tube waiting to see the reaction.
Students in Andrea Levin’s anti-bullying class at Southport Middle School have been creating posters with an anti-bullying message. Pictured are Sabrina Bertrand, left, and Kelly Nguyen.
Northport K-8 students in Susan Matteson’s eighth grade reading class and Lorri Lamm’s second grade class collaborated on a great lesson in building literacy skills and forging friendships recently in the school’s courtyard. The eighth grade students selected beautiful picture books and beginning reading books from the school’s media center, then shared the books with their second grade reading buddies. The eighth graders read the books using expression and a lively pace, demonstrating fluency and enthusiasm. The second graders then read the books back to the older students using the same model of reading skills demonstrated by the eighth graders. The lesson was engaging and both grade levels of students were satisfied with the great opportunity to express reading style. Pictured, from left, are Jesus Gonzales, Keith Hicks, Kevin Kenniston and Ryan Lamothe.